News

10.16.12

Corbett says parks drilling not under consideration

Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday that natural gas drilling on state park land is not on his agenda. "We are not drilling in the state parks," said Corbett. The governor said his administration has not lifted a 2010 moratorium on new drilling in state forest lands or even talked about doing so.

 

10.16.12

Anti-fracking advocates hold protest

People opposed to fracking for natural gas protested Monday against the infrastructure used to bring the gas to market. About two dozen people from as far away as Ithaca, N.Y., and Bloomsburg gathered in front of PVR Partners' natural gas dehydration station on Route 309 across from the former Beaumont Inn. Rebecca Roter of Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County, organized the rally as part of national "Occupy the Pipeline" day.

 

10.15.12

Roughneck Fest puts face on Marcellus workers

The Roughneck Fest was established to show another side of the industry. Per Scott Bradley, "So far, the face of the industry has been the big corporations destroying the Earth....We wanted to show another face -- the working man."

 

10.15.12

Pennsylvania communities to share $204 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees

Nearly 1,500 towns across Pennsylvania and each county government will share $204 million in the coming days as a result of the new fee that shale gas drillers paid on their wells.

 

10.15.12

Analysis: Waking giant-Marcellus Shale bullies U.S. gas market

U.S. natural gas prices escaped a rout this summer as record heat helped reduce towering inventory levels. This winter, fierce cold will be needed to help absorb the newest barrage of supply that will again test the limits of an over-supplied market.

 

10.11.12

Procter & Gamble to be 100 percent energy self-sufficient by February

The Procter & Gamble plant in Wyoming County will be 100 percent energy self-sufficient by February by tapping into Marcellus Shale gas that lays beneath its property.

 

10.11.12

$21M investment switches company's York County truck fleet to natural gas

Republic Services has made a $21 million commitment to reduce air-polluting emissions within York County. With that amount, the company -- which owns refuse collection companies, recycling centers and landfills -- is replacing 65 of its 100 diesel-powered trucks in York with natural gas vehicles, said Mark Pergolese, general manager for Republic Services' York Waste Division.

 

10.10.12

DEP approves emissions permit for Pennsylvania's first new gas-fired power plant

The state Department of Environmental Protection has approved an air emissions permit for the state's first new electric power plant to run on natural gas, and at least one other new gas-powered plant has been proposed.

 

10.09.12

How Drilling Near An Abandoned Well Produced a Methane Geyser

A geyser of methane and gas sprays out of the ground near a Shell drilling site in Tioga County. StateImpact Pennsylvania obtained this picture from a nearby landowner.

 

10.08.12

U.S. Natural Gas Resources Bigger Than Estimated, Analyst Says

The U.S. has almost three times as much recoverable natural gas as the government estimates, enough to place it third in the world, a Canadian analyst said.